"The rate of annual population loss has been more than double the rate of loss during the period of Stalinist repression and mass famine in the first half of the 1930s.... There has been nothing like this in the thousand-year history of Russia."
Minister of Foreign Economic Relations in Boris Yeltsin's first cabinet, the only member of the Russian government to resign in protest of the abolition of the Parliment and the Constitution in 1993, Doctor of Economics Sergei Glazyev looks at post-Soviet policy in Russia from a unique vantage point. He is confident that Russia can recover, but only if the "reform" policies of the 1990s are rejected as the instrument of national castrophe that they have been. Glazyev's book is must reading for an understanding of what was wrong from the outset, after the Soviet Union broke up.
This English language edition includes a Preface by Lyndon H. LaRouche.
About the Author -
Sergei Yurevich Glazyev majored in economics and cybernetics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. He did his post-graduate work at the Central Mathematical Economics Institute (CEMI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1991, at the age of 31, he became first deputy minister, and then minister of foreign economic relations of the Russian Federation. Sergei Glazyev was the only member of the Cabinet to resign, in opposition to President Boris Yeltsin's abolition of the Parliament and the Constitution in September 1993. In December 1993, he was elected as a deputy of the State Duma, the new Parliament, running with the Democratic Party of Russia; he became the leader of that party in December 1994. In 1994-1996, Dr. Glazyev headed the State Duma's Committee on Economic Policy. In August 1996 he was appointed chief of the Russian Federation Security Council's Directorate of Economic Security, until shifting in December 1996 to work on the staff of the Federation Council, the upper house of the Federal Assembly, where he heads the Information and Analysis Directorate. Sergei Glazyev is a doctor of economic sciences, professor, and the author of a large number of works on economics.